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SBSD - Central
Friday February 16th, 2018 :: 03:17 p.m. PST


Teresa Serna of San Bernardino arrested for possession of forged checks and identity theft

DATE/TIME: December 19, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 475 Possession of Forged Checks, PC 530.5 Identity Theft

LOCATION: 25000 block of Carrol Court, Loma Linda

SUSPECT(S): Teresa Serna, 41 year old resident of San Bernardino

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On December 19, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Deputy Hogue, from the Sheriff's Central Station, Loma Linda Patrol, went to the 25000 block of Carrol Court for a call that a community mailbox had been broken into. Through investigation Deputy Hogue discovered earlier that day a Hispanic female attempted to cash a fraudulent check at a Loma Linda Credit Union. The check was one of many checks stolen from the community mailbox.

Detective Rayenhartz took over the investigation and was able to identify the Hispanic female as Teresa Serna. On February 16, 2018, detectives contacted Serna at her residence in the 2300 block of Sepulveda Avenue in San Bernardino. Detectives took Serna into custody and served a search warrant at the residence. During the search, detectives located additional computers, identifications, credit cards and bank information depicting potential victim’s names. Serna was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center for PC 475 Possession of Forged Checks and PC 530.5 Identity Theft.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information on the website at

Refer: Deputy K. Hogue / Detective D. Rayenhartz

Station: Central Station

Phone No. (909)387-3545

Case No. 151702358

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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